Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Registration is now underway for Kids in College summer program for youth

The popular Kids in College program will again offer area youth the opportunity to combine fun and education while pursuing their academics and interests this summer. The schedule for the 2012 sessions is June 11-15, June 18-22 and June 25-29 at a new location, Chillicothe City Middle School due to additional class offerings.

The program is open to students who have completed grades kindergarten through the sixth grade with some classes designed for students through the eighth grade. For more than 21 years, the popular program has offered enrichment learning opportunities for youngsters.

Registration is underway. Flyers have been distributed to all schools in the Ross County and Chillicothe City school systems. They are also available at the Ross County Schools Office and Information Desk in Bennett Hall. To register, go to either website http://www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu/kic or www.rpesd.org. For additional information, contact Janet Fink at (740) 774-7226.

Please note that the registration deadline this year is June 1. Register early to secure a spot in the most popular classes. Registration is $30 plus any material and lunch fees for each weeklong, half-day session.

June Allred-Smith of the Ross County Educational Service District and Joyce Atwood of Ohio University-Chillicothe coordinate the instruction and classes.

“The Kids in College program offers an opportunity for students to become involved in summer enrichment activities in a safe, vibrant learning environment. The students have fun and learn at the same time. Allred-Smith said, “The teachers are the heart of the program. Most are veteran classroom teachers who look forward to becoming involved in the hands-on teaching that is the hallmark of this program. This year we have Dean Tuck and other University Instructors offering classes. We offer a wide range of classes for learners with various interests. Some of the classes have an academic base, while others are related to creativity and recreation areas.”

Among the classes are water fun, tennis, disc golf, ooey gooey science, stand out with technology, crime lab, crazy chemworks, Harry Potter and the End, Camp Olympus, Egypt, Fitness Fun including Wii Fit, and a walk on the wild side.

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